This Audi R8 V10 Spyder Has Almost Double The Horsepower

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0-62 mph now takes just 2.7 seconds.

It's only a matter of time before the Audi R8 loses its glorious naturally aspirated V10 in favor of an electrified setup or possibly a fully electric powertrain. But until then, tuners will continue extracting absurd amounts of power from Audi's high-revving V10 mill for customers craving even higher levels of performance. This latest custom Audi R8 V10 Spider is the work of German tuner Wheelsandmore, which has nearly twice as much power as the standard R8 V10 Performance.

Wheelsandmore has been offering upgrades for the current-generation Audi R8 since it launched in 2015, including ECU software optimization and a flap exhaust system that increased the output to nearly 800 horsepower. Now, the tuner has unveiled its latest tuning package for the new Audi R8 V10 Spyder facelift.

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Dubbed the "Apocalypticar," the upgrade adds a pair of asymmetrically working turbochargers and new water and charge air coolers. Combined with tweaked engine control software and an adjusted transmission, the modified Audi R8 has been transformed into a 1,035-horsepower monster, while torque has increased to a substantial 737 lb-ft of torque. Hennessey Performance would be proud.

For comparison, the standard range-topping Audi R8 V10 Spyder Performance packs 611 horsepower and 477 lb-ft of torque. Hennessey Performance is probably blushing right now. Thanks to these upgrades, the tuned Audi R8 V10 Spider will rocket from 0-62 mph in 2.7 seconds, down from 3.3 seconds in the stock version.

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0-124 mph now takes just 6.3 seconds, while 0-186 mph takes 14.2 seconds. Top speed has also increased from 204 mph in the standard R8 V10 Spyder Performance to 217 mph. Other available modifications include adjustable lowering springs and coilover suspension and custom matt black forged 20-inch wheels at the front and 21-inch wheels at the back wrapped in Continental tires.

Unsurprisingly, these upgrades aren't cheap. A stock Audi R8 V10 Spyder Performance will already set you back $208,100, but the 1,035-hp upgrade costs an extra 79,000 euro ($88,000), while the custom wheels cost 13,210 euro ($14,729) - that's over $300,000 for an Audi R8.

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